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Cargoguide International

Online freight management

Playmat

Play, discover & learn

Scrap Connection

Business tools for the scrap trade

World of Whisky

Online whisky platform

Rond de Bajes

NEXT LEVEL 2016

This is about me

"For the past 12 years I have been trying to lead by example, running two successful companies in The Netherlands. This gave me the freedom to explore, learn, fail, recover and succeed...

With a self-taught, hands-on approach, I helped to create innovative online solutions together with a team of designers and developers. My role and skill-set changed several times as co-owner of Cargoguide International, an international multi-million freight rate service and an mid-size online advertising agency Bandbreed, based in The Netherlands.

Started as an Interaction-designer & art-director, becoming a persuasion specialist, project-manager and business analyst. I would not classify myself as a programmer, but I do have a great understanding of what code can do in the years to come. Combined, all these skills helped me being chief-operations of Cargoguide. In 2017 Cargoguide has been successfully sold andbecame part of the WiseTech Global group.

People might say that I am an entrepreneur with a start-up mindset, always seeking new challenges. I took some time off to enjoy life, reflect, look back and in search for something new. Besides traveling and doing some social volunteers projects I developed a new concept called Playmat. I am open for new business opportunities, short-term projects and I have an advisory role in helping out start-ups.

Douwe Cobelens

Projects

World of Whisky

World of Whisky is a Dutch platform for whisky professions en enthusiasts. The redesign is part of future online development and outlines…

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Scrap Connection

Scrap Connection is committed to making metal scrap trading easier by reducing trading risks.

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Rond de Bajes

Rond de Bajes is a yearly One-day Cycling Event around the former prison of Amsterdam. This fun and unique project is…

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